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Kanariya, Takasago Kobushi (No. 8, Canary & magnolia)
  • Nakayama Sugakudō
    active 1850–1860
    active: Japan
  • Kanariya, Takasago Kobushi (No. 8, Canary & magnolia), 1859, 6th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Shōutsushi shijūhattaka (Exact Reproductions of Fourty-eight Hawks)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 334 x 219 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/8 x 8 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 367 x 250 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 7/16 x 9 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7590

A yellow canary sits in a magnolia tree filled with partly-opened flowers. At bottom left a blossom has opened fully. Yellow border.
Takasago kobushi is a variety of wild magnolia with small flowers. Although the series was named fourty-eight hawks, only some acurately depicted different types of hawks and other predatory birds.